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Apartments for Life—A Dutch Senior Housing Innovation

A review in Seniors Housing & Care Journal examines an innovative example of senior housing and care known as Apartments for Life. This senior housing approach shows the types of efforts that can be made to maintain a sense of integration within a community, despite the onset of physical and cognitive challenges associated with aging. In the Netherlands, Apartments for Life are...

Illinois Industry Salaries Revealed

Realizing the importance of salary survey information for senior living providers to build and maintain competitive pay structures for their employees, LeadingAge Illinois recently released their annual salary and benefits reports conducted with member organizations. The reports provide key salary and benefits comparisons across regions and positions (i.e., administration, managers,...

The Middle-Market Gap in Senior Housing: Challenges & Opportunities

At its recent regional conference, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industries hosted a panel presentation, moderated by Bill Pettit of Merrill Gardens, that included Michael Best of Cardinal Court Capital, Ben Klein of Platinum Healthcare, and myself. The panel started with slides that laid out the magnitude of the challenge: 33 percent of the 75+...

The Uneven Playing Field of End-of-Life Care

New research indicates that people with dementia received better-quality end-of-life care when they lived in a skilled nursing home, or when they had advance directives in place. These factors reduced the likelihood that “aggressive treatments” would be used to extend life. Despite a common reluctance to moving into a nursing home, new research indicates that people with dementia...

Does Culture Change Impact Quality of Care?

The focus of culture change models of care has been to improve the quality of life for residents, but the impact of culture change on quality of care has remained unclear in the research literature. Recently, researchers examined how nursing homes identified by experts as “culture change providers” differed in quality of care outcomes in comparison to similar nursing homes that...

Concerns about Discrimination Against Individuals with AIDS and HIV in Senior Housing

The population of individuals living into older age with HIV is increasing. It is estimated that within the next year, 50 percent of those living with HIV will be over the age of 50. These individuals have a multitude of experiences and unique conditions related to this disease. The increasing numbers of older adults with HIV are due to multiple causes; for instance, older adults who...

Inaugural Report Released on US Long-Term Care Services

A new report offers a comprehensive overview of long-term care providers, including their supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services. It also provides up-to-date statistics on the demographic, health, and functional characteristics of long-term care residents and users. Long-Term Care Services in the United States: 2013 Overview is the first in a series of reports...

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